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JUM JVAJNKAS CJIltf JUUHNAL. WEDNESDAY, JUM'lli), 180.7.
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1 .1 t i .it tin- IMslofhYe til KnhsS- City,
Mo . i Sond Class Mull Mutter.
u-..si luaamc vmmrn is kmiis cm
W net .n. June 1 -Por Oklahoma and
li in TiF-ritnry: Fair; northerly wind.
t r Mi-murl: Increasing cloiidliio.;
ii nii-r'i in Is.
l . .ii"iv Fair: northerly winds.
A f, 1 i.iin in n excellent thing, but
f nc n h-s tn one evening Is sproail
Ing t . n a til Ho thick,
-i il Htui tion Is apparently trying to
tltiili nt- tln case of Thomns U. Itucil
M'i'l. IP gdng Into the Woods,
It i- jtt-t possible that Mr. Reed's
pr ,' if i May til the Maine woods Is
mi l i lils determination to cup-
tur .. r i l,iil I' font.
K i -as- throw oft Populism but there
I ,ii .fli. r form of devastation against
ii. i It is powerless. The funnel shaped
ml s- II h'dd wo.
Mr Uti'han! Ci-nker sends word from
I. n 1 .a that he Is In favor Of Demo
cral' harmony. Hut Mr. Crolter neg
lc ts tj tell where to get It.
K n-.t- City's cattle receipts yester
day w !' 2,100 greater than Chicago's,
nt .1 . oo gi enter than the receipts at
St Lotus and (imiilui together.
Mr l! .in TOO people were converted In
a F rt S "'.t revival. One essential to a
Mi, . ssful revival meeting Is to have
plenty if raw material to work on.
Turk y Is acting very much like a
wtninn In the sixth story of a burning
building; who declines to como down be
cause the lln- escape does not suit her.
The special session of the Tennessee
legislature has adjourned, hnvlng com
pleted the work for which It was called
to-wlt. the theft of the governorship.
The k -roe In, the water works nut Is
simply the plain proposition that a sale
In koocI faith by u municipality is just
ns binding in law as a sale by a private
A Nebraska tornado struck a mule
and blew it thirty rods before discov
ering that il was fooling with a danger
ous animal. Hotb luckily escaped with
"New York Is not what It used to be,"
says John I,. Sullivan. No. it has
changed for the better. Neither is John
L. what he used to be. lie has changed
for the w.iisc.
Spain should not doubt President
Cl-velan-rs good faith toward Cuba.
The ree.i-.ls plainly show that ho Is ois-r'-isrd
tr in Iplng u people throw off mon
Governor A It geld loses few oppor
tunities io make himself disagreeable
ti the Illinois people. His latest mean
a" ts th.- calling an extra session of
thr sid'e 1-glslnture.
Ix'' ucr-.-sman Cooper, of Indiana,
s s lv 'l-ie.-n't expect tho Democratic,
!'' i cpHc on the silver question.
Mr i' .i ! is right. Things which huve
.ir adv emu- to pass are not expected.
tikp is much curiosity expressed in
J- ur .pr ,.s in why Emperor William
riots su. h a great naval display nt the
op. i,i' g .r I lie Baltic- canal. The reason,
he iv - ! plain. It Ik because be Is
Knu" r William.
Th null trial of Clerk r.aldlaw
n ; i ns itusiell Sago has resulted in a
wii" i JlO.ono for the plaintiff.
1 i. ft - might move for still another
, 'a- ground that a mere human
j. .. north saving at that price.
n. I,- speolilcntloiiH in Governor
Ais o' i all for an extra session is
f i i ..r ii law to reduce and regulate
tl i f sleeping car berths. This
j ,r i -.me important confidential bns
lr . in iii-i-n Mr. Pullman and mt-in-lurs
-,f 'in Illinois leglahiture.
Ti ' i- probably no man In tho
c - 'ij whom the KanBas people Would
i I ' more cordially or eiithushuitlc
ul 'in) lioveinur MuKinley. I1U up
1 ir i -o .it Ottawa to-morrow will be
rr - i b. one nf tlie largeut throngs
that rvrr i ..ugregateil In the state.
At 'he .Jiunial Muipcrted, the Shinn
n aiti-.ui (dlvxr convention at To
1 I. i 't a dazzling nuccess. Kaiuidg
P r i are for silver but they are not
' r I' uM-m, anil they don't take kindly
t a v g.itlurinjf that Is called by a,
V pull-t politician, no matter wlmt Its
r' j( ',
KxG srrii-.r l'lower lins returned
1 w from a AWutern ttlp and reportu
.la r -p proiiMitiU aio much better
trin D- movr.it lo prospectg, At any rate
1 i m f ivor of a KuoU Western man
f r r- bb in, which Dhows plainly
fi ' i Wiat he thlnkB of the liarty's
Th" m-'st important political event of
tho pr suit year In th convention llnu
is th" m ottng of the Kepubllcun League
tlubs -it Cleveland thin week. AVhile
the league iloeit not pretend to voice the
fntim -nts of the ltepubllcan party as to
I' suts and men, the expressionii of such
n largi and r'reautitatlve gathering
will naturally ho tif. much intereut and
weight. It cannot exactly be regarded
as the pace-maker for th national con
vention of next year, but Its treatment
of leading questions will lie looked upon
as indicative and significant.
A pi- u has been made to Secretary
Carllsl- by Secretary of Slate Keadley,
who is 'i candidate for re-election, and
other Democratic candidates for state
oillces In Kentucky, that the state con
vention shall not be afeked to indorse tb"
Cleveland admiilstra'l"ii if tho ad
ministration li Indorsed In lh'- platform.
th'S Candida es d-clare tlKre will be
so possibility of cany liit; the utut
Afrnlntt the ItCimbllcfin. Tills appeal
ts imturnlly very httmillittinn' to Mr.
Carlisle, but It wns madV in the utmost
irood faithAnil rarnesliK-ss bjr men who
fully underslrtlul the sltustlon. Cnrllut".
however. In under orders and Will Itnve
tb pet an Indorsement for the I'M Man
If pneslhte. tegimtle of conaxiurlteee.
The chance of Kentucky tfnlnit lie
pubtlcan this year are very jfrd Indeed.
IIII.VII.STV pi till! iiljvt fllt.IIIV.
Honesty I ns esientlal In mMnlaln
lug the credit of a rlty a It is for the
Individual. The payment of a leifnl
debt under compulsion of law I not
honeely, nor I It an evidence or hnttenty
tbftt n collectible debt I paid without
An Imtieet man abide by hi neree
inent, be they verbal or written; he
they made under a legally binding con'
tract or be they made under it mlaflpnre
benslnn of the law. What I trtle of an
honest innit I true of an honeet city.
Any mnn who refuse to keep lit enn
tracts except when multiplied by law
Is dishonest. Any man who ndvlsea the
city to repudiate her contracts be.
cause they nr found to be made with
a loophole I dishonest.
The contract for the snlo of the water
work bonds was matin by n committee
appointed by the city council. The
bonds were offered for sale nmt bids
were asked for. Legal obstacles were
found by all the bond buyers exeept
one firm. That linn made a thorough
examination and on the strength of the
facts shown made such a bid a It
thought It was Justified In offering. No
other bond buying firm would touch the
bonds at nuy price.
Th city gnve the friendly firm an
option on the bonds and then all the
legal reijuliements were compiled with
and the bonds Were placed above jhh
plclnn or reproach. Now comes a llrm
which refused to touch the bonds while
tho wnler woiks wns besmirching the
city's name, and makes an offer that is
Intended to dazxle the eyes of the men
who have the power to stop the sale.
Hut there Is a string to the otter. Tho
famous J.'iO.OOO forfeit Is not a draft but
Is a plain check made payable when?
After the attorneys of the bidding llrm
say that the bonds are good and legal.
And yet men who prate about their
honesty decline that the city should at
once repudiate Its contract and snap at
the tempting bait offered by Harris
If a man were to give an option on
a piece of property and then go back
on his word when property b-gan to
rise would he he considered honorable
or honest'.' If a man advises n city to
go back on Its option and enter into a
speculation Is he honorable or honest?
Does ho work for the best interests of
Tho reopening of tho bids Is specula
tion, pure and simple. 5ut Hint is not
the worst of It. This glittering bait Is
not honest bait. It Is like the hogus lly
which tempts the trout. It does not
even give him a lasto of lly when he
gets it in his mouth. It Is water woiks
It Is a bait to give time to the water
works company. What Is llfty thousand
dollars to the water works company if
It caif continue to operate the works and
make one hundred thousand dollars n
month clear? There are ugly rumors
about certain city olllcials who aro
more Interested In the water works com
pany than In the city, and It must be
confessed that there are Indications
that a policy of delay seems to- have
been Inaugurated In order to benefit the
water Works company.
Let the city council, as the repte
senlatlve of Kansas City, stand llrm
for the honor of the city. Let It say to
the world that Kansas City Is honest
and never goes back on a contract. It
will then save the city's credit and keep
out of a trap.
.it ii. i. kins or ciluii in tiii: it.vi.v.
Tho copious rainfall of the past two
weeks Is worth millions to the West. It
Is not only the benetlt to the growing
crops that counts but the d-structlon
of insect lire that multiplied so rapidly
during the prolonged drouth. Missouri.
Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma
have passed through a most trying
period. In the shortage of crops added
to the general business depression they
huve had a sorry experience In the pre
vailing agricultural discouragement.
The cattle ranges have shured in the
damage from drouth. Herds have been
depleted and much of the live stock sold
lias reached the ninrkot in a sorry con
dition: but from all quarters now come
cheering reports of tho transformation
caused by tho fnll of abundance of
Tliere is not a fanner or a stock raiser
who has not been given fresh courage,
and not k-ut nniung the good result)
that will follow Immediately Is the sen
urn I restoration of conlldence that will
make Itself felt In all branches of trad ..
The drenching of the soil will not only
glvo life to the crops now growing, but
will roinovo it great element of danger to
those of next year.
With a succession of bountiful sea
sous and ii return of political lucidity on
the part of the people all traces of the
multiplied misfortunes of the past two
or three year will soon wholly disap
pear, and the wise man will put lilnm-lf
In shape to piollt from the return of
It is a good time to invest money,
It Is it favorable time to i-uy Jaud--either
farm property or town lots.
It 1 a oud time to build and a good
time to branch out In manufacturing.
There Is no better place to plant
money for safe Investment than hero in
tho great centril West, Tho capital of
all the region Is Kansas City, The Kod
things that better times has In store for
the ifardeu spot of the continent will bo
centra HutU here. An Increase In popula
tion is sun to come uloinr With the
restoration of complete cuiillileiice that
will warrant all the industrial and com
mercMl preparations that may be made
It U well to keep these things In mind,
aud they are good to talk about, but the
prime need is for evpryliody to go to
work and take a hand Ju piiblifiie the
good things along.
Tin: rici.Miii.i: invoi.vi.k.
It Is not the buktness of anybody out
tlde the state of South Dakota uhc-thei
the state authorities agree to any com
promise with the defaulting tx-suto
treasurer, who Is to be surrendered to
the authorities this wek. Hut the prin
ciple Involve.1 Is one which i of public
Interest aud great importai r- The
.Missouri plan of dealing vvnh default
ing state Uuusurord might he adopted
with salutary clfectiycness l the folks
who live In tho region surrounding
historic Dfadwood. Mb.- mm sent her
ri'-reant treasurer to th r' ni ..tim-v,
even though full rrstit h ,. u l )H , n
made by him and his bT-t-nVn Tie e
who have the Interests of IwnYst ofllcjal
administration of public affair at heart
tvlll therefore I- pleased iftrtt the South
Dakota nttth'Htiis emphatically leny
th rtport th.v ihy will consent to
nhy eompfnml"" whtrh will either allow
the defaulter to rotalh a ttortlon of hi
stealing or e, .ipo the full measure of
piltiMhmefit ns n eomllllotl of 111 sur
render. The good name .if Hit tnte demnnd
that the law be upheld mid their nmj
ety vindicated by the punishment of
the tirrndered defaulter. The Inter
est of falthiutne and lioiiety In the
conduct of public affair make the same
deirinhtl. These Interests nre always
Jeoirded by any partiality which may
be ahown lo olllclal bo have betrayed
the trust llnpoed In them and by any
eompromlee which may be entered Into
between the law and those who break It.
The honeet olllclal, who hold, htsh
above everything else, the encreilne
of their trunt, demand the punishment
of those who bring undeserved oppro
brium upon them. South Dakota, ns
ha every state similarly situated. 1ms
the cause of nllleinl honesty In Its keep
ing. a nisi: iiiUMsioN.
The city council made no mistake In
granting the extension franchise to the
MotroMltun railway. That organiza
tion lias done more for the ex
tension and development of Kanrt
City than any other one Interest, and It
Is lull right that the company should be
protected by the city In return.
The recent consolidation has placed
the street railway system of Kansas
City In position to make Interest on Its
Investment, which It has not done In
the past, and by granting an average
extension of six years to the life of ouch
franchise the city gives the company an
opportunity to obtain cheap money lo be
applied to Improvement of the plant.
The transfer system which was made
permanent by the ordinance Is of In
calculable value to the people of the
two cities and more than repays the
city for what was granted to the com
pany, and It Is to tin? credit of the
council that It did not permit Itself to
be swayed by the demagogic howl raised
by a chronic agitator and those who
believe In protecting home Interests will
till heartily lndoise the nctlon of that
Tin: n. i) .MisTAiii:.
The benetlclnl work Inaugurated In
behalf of the colored people of the slate
In this city some time ago Is already
threatened by the fact that disgruntled
factions are at war with each other.
This Is the old mistake, which nullities
so much erfort for tho advancement of
good causes. It Is the mistake which
menaces all reforms from their incep
tion to the final accomplishment of
their mission, whenever the mistake Is
not fatal, as It often is. When so much
Is at stake, when the eyes of nil fair
minded men ate llxed with sympathetic
Interest upon the efforts of the colored
people of this state to elevate themselves
to a higher plane of usefulness socially,
morally and Intellectually, It Is un
fortunate that the selllshuess Of dis
satisfied leaders should be allowed to
Interfere with the good beginning which
has been made.
It rests with the rank and tile of the
rece whether they shall he torn into
opposing factions by following these so
c.illed leaders or whether they shall
Insist that the common good demands
the subordination of personal Interests.
Tor It will fall out with the colored
people, as it does with "white folks,"
that when they stand united and rel
egate the self-seekers to tho rear they
can succeed, but when they permit the
unscrupulous and ambitious to acquire
power at tho expense of the people's
good tho best directed efforts must fall.
It Is the fault of all good people that
bosses possess the power they do and
there Is no color line drawn In tho
operation of this rule. The colored peo
ple have a hard enough problem to solve
with united, harmonious and persistent
effort, without qunrrellng over who
shall be the leaders III tho work to bo
The appearance of a number of ladies
among the delegates on the floor of the
league convention at Cleveland will bo a
novel and gratifying sight. There are
many thousands of earnest and en
thusiastic, women Republicans In the
country and It is high time they were
having some representation in the
party's councils. The convention will be
all the brighter and better fur their
Tho footpad who attempted lo bold
up two Kansas City policemen nt once
made a grave mistnko. It is exhibit
ing sulliclent nerve to hold up one
policeman, considering the amount of
booty at stake.
AT Till: Tlin.Vi'HHSI.
"Young Mis. Winilirop" dtew il largo
audience at the Coates last evening The
nluy U Mrong with the public .unl Is very
noil east by tins i-oinpany. It Was the
favorite bill of lust seat-on and will doubt
less be the best of tills si'.iMin. There
seems to be spei-lul Interest In the .Satur
day matiiii-e. tb- aale for that time being
already F-lgnllU-wnt, the play being one in
which women are especially lutciesicd.
The lire department was called to No.
JS33 Cherr street at 1:10 yesietday after
noon. The nlunn was caused by sparks
Hying ftoin a detective stovepipe. No
The large water color portrait of Judge
WorTord, which was prest-iiU-d to him lust
week by the deputy county marshals and
Jailers at the comity Jail, was yeterd,iy
leniuved to his lysldeiK-e, 1012 Vina street.
The (!ae iigsliit Andy Ib-ed, charged
with imxatiltltitt J. II. Klliiiire on the night
or .May i, was In-anl by Jur-the Hawthorne
yesterday atternoon and the defendant dl
clmrged. It wa shown In the evidence
that Itui-d "us Justllled In his assault upon
Kllgoie, wham, he claimed, Insulted his
D. (luarrliui, fruit vendor at the city
market, who us arrested AlOliilay on the
ha rue of selllllii b, riles unlit for food, lo
Mr. A. uudberts, of tViuropollb, .Mo..
iva. arrlKiied in pulhe court yeterd.i.
Hi was nned . und made to return the
iiiunvy paid him by his victimized cus
tomer. Yesterday forenoon Thomas Klnneavy,
the 13-year-old runaway boy from Denver,
Col., mas elalmid hi his sister, '-Mrs. A.
Cllltoid, of lust .Sixih street. Khe has
Hied In this iiiy for several years and
was ovsrjoyud to ine-t her brother, In a
hurt time he will be sent to his home In
An iuauest ius held yesterday on the
body of William Jo ksou, who was killed
by a .Missouri Pa. UK- pas.cngcr Until, at
th- fuut of Holiic- street Saturday lore
noon. Th" eoi-jii-i-'s Jury returned a.
verdict that Jduk-oii came to hi death
throuuh his own .ueiesmiess In Jumping
trom the train.
Harry Itesd foil. I to appear In Justice
HpiU' court yi-.Li lay to answer to n
charge of fctealinji .i hurse and buggy from
Peter Sleywr, of out he, Kas., while It
stood on the Souitiwtst boulevard, recent
ly. His bond of WW nus declared for
feited and a cu.n- writ Issued for him.
(Jeorg- Kutupf an Alex I'otersun. two
v. amuses, also fau.-i to appear and attaeh
liuiiis were I"', tor tli-iu.
it .i reL'iilar in., i ; ni: of the Twin 1'itv
Medical Assocluti"... h-ld last night In the
Jlialto building, U was decided lu hold no
lliei'tlllgs mi i""
inf. tiny, ou a.
Ir V M. Vll-
;!.( fji neral P'
at. t Dr T H. '
In, ouuilete La-el
ntlis utter the next
I ill hot weather,
i 1 i paper entitled
ni i a Hpc lalim '
- " entitle! "Th"
or the iVrlncuin "
lioth i ubjects w -
The fjicejjns ,V?s kMBvly, aS&nded,
The ball-room Is flllerl and ! splendor dis
closes The msglenl mazes of waltz and quad
fill. The darrers arc dtunk with the odor at
And melody's pulsatinc. pnitm.ile thrill,
I!t!tliul stronger, bewitching, entraftelng,
Itosom of jessamineviolet hrfnth.
Olve me your Itnml, dear, and let Us go
Dancing merrily down to death.
Trippingly tread to the ttiysltenl measure.
Why should hands tremble and lips grow
Drink while you may from the chtitlee of
Who knows but the dnnce may be fnded
Ilfe is still luxury love still enhancing,
Drink to the dregs with your wavering
And shout a hurrah for the heart that goes
Dancing merrily down to death!
Misery lurks In the by-wnys ami corners,
fiormw Is pale In the hurrying throng.
Hero ate the rioters there nre the mourners-There
Is the shadow and here Is the
Ilrows are still beautiful bright eyes are
Dnsli to the winds what the sorrower
Her' to tho heart that goes merrily danc
ing. Dancing merrily down to death.
Laugh! for the time draws near for weep
ing! Sing! for the hour of otlr silence cotnesl
Shout! for a stillness Is steadily creeping
Out of n darkness that chills and numbs I
Glvo me your hand while our pulses are
Shout us this song with your wildest
Here we go dancing, dancing, dancing,
Dancing merrily down to death!
Albert lllgeiow 1'alnc.
SOUTHERN EDITORS ON SILVER
Some I'liior Tree Cotntigr, ome Aro Op-
pn-ed mid Other. Ili-clurn Vngtii-ly
fnr "Sound tlnnej."
Baltimore, Juno 18. To-day's News con
tains letters from many prominent South
ern editors giving their opinions on the sil
ver question, and the drift of sentiment
In their respective sections.
J. P. Caldwell, of the Charlotte Observer:
I am oposed to the unlimited coinage of
silver by this country Independently of In
It. M. Johnson, of the Houston Dally
Post: The last national Democratic plat
form expresses my idea of the silver ques
tion. I am lu favor of coinage of both
gold and silver -without dl-crlnilnatlng
against either, but with legislative safe
guards to -the extent of preserving the
parity of the two.
Jl. .1. Hearsey, of the Dally States, New
Orleans: I agree with the president nnd
acctetary of the treasuiy and am for sound
money. In my opinion the right thing
would be the plank In the Chicago platform
of 1S9J, with the addition of a more specific
and ringing declaration in favor of the re
peal of the 10 per cent tax on state bank
Issues under proper safeguard.".
Raleigh (N. C.) News and Observer: I
am In tavor of unlimited coinage of sliver
by this country, Independently of Interna
tional agreement. The money plank In the
next Democratic national plntfulm should
declate for blmeltalllMii, embracing free
coinage at 1 to 1. The sentiment of my
section on this question ls for sliver.
(1. II. Haskette, or tho Nashville Ranner:
I am opposed to the unlimited coinage or
-liver Independent of International agree
ment. Public sentiment In this section is
A. II. Pickett, the Evening Scimitar.
Memphis: I am opposed to the unlimited
coinage of silver by this country Inde
pendently and regard bimetallism as an
J. 11. Macliowan, of the Chattanooga
Times: The ' 'hat tatiooga Times opposes
the unlimited coinage of silver by this
country Independent or International agree
ment. The Southern sentiment for free
sliver Is strong, but it is not as strong as It
was a few months ago.
M. H. Clayton, Roanoke Times: I fa
vor the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver at 1 to 1 by the United States, with
out considering Kurope. I think unlimited
coinage of silver In gaining frlemlH In
Southwest Virginia. The "campaign of
education" is doing the work.
W. S. Copeland. of the State Newspaper
Company, Richmond, Vn.: I am opposed
to tho unlimited coinage of silver by this
country, Independently of International
agreement. The sentiment of the busi
ness men of this city is largely in oppo
sition to free coinage.
Rrown rountv corn Is being badly In
jured by the wire worms.
Mrs. D. P. Leslie, of Hiawatha. Is Hrown
county's new woman candidate for county
Somebody claims that the Rock Island
people have statistics upon which they
approximate the Kansas wheat crop this
year at Si.OuO.Wiu bushels.
Wlntleld had a shower of grasshoppers
Sunday night, the ground In many places
being thickly covered with them, but they
had all disappeared the next day.
lie the outcome of the temperance con
vention what It may. Governor Morrill
has a faithful old cow that presented him
with n handsome pair of twin calves a
few days ago.
Kansas A. O. l W. people were hand
somely recognized by the supreme lodge
of that order the other day In the election
of J. II. ItlKgs. of Lawielice, as supreme
Hiawatha has determined to have no
Fourth or July celebration this yenr, deem.
Ing It wiser to give what' money would
be spent to the destitute Pullman people
and other needy citizens,
CongiesBiiian Dick Illue doesn't permit
national Interests to monopolize all the
time that he devotes to public atl'alrs. He
Is school director in his district down in
Linn county, and a good one, too, they say.
Lawrence World: Fred Iltichun, who li
managing a concert troupe lu the northern
part of the stnte, reports that they met
with great success at Blue Rapids Fri
day night. They are giving good concerts
to crowded houses,
Tim eloquent and persuasive fakir who
sacrifices for Jl apiece tin watches with a
cardboard picture ot hands and face, and
throws lu a cotton handkerchief and a
liruss chain, struck twenty-two Populists
in twenty-two minutes In Pleasanton tho
lion. A. W. Slubhs has been appointed
superintendent of the irrigation depart
ment of the Finney county fair, which is
to be held September I'K'S. With a liber
ally Inclined county attorney and any
thing Ilka the usual attendance there ought
lo be good money In It.
Maurice Allien, one of the rrnck players
of the university ball nine, und e-nguged by
the Wlnlleld club for the vacation season.
Ik the sou of Hon. Henry L. Alden, of
Kansas City, Kas.. Judgii of the Wyan
dot te county illstilct court and grand clian
ellor of Kansas Knights of Pythias,
The Wellington man who discovered that
queer "grylotalpaborealls" In his Held the
other day la a believer la the lelncarna
tlon Idea, nnd claims to be thoroughly
couviitctfd that Ills recent Und settles the
vexed question as to what ever became of
the late Labor Commissioner Todd.
The ftequent rains and the splendid
"growing weather" of the last few weeks
have so encouraged and chtered up the
people away out (a the Harden City neigh,
borhood that they are going to Indulge
In an old fashioned cake walk Saturday
night, in which Representative Hopkins
Is already slated by the talent us a dead
Oakley Graphic: Hon. V. 11, Sutton, of
the Irrigation board, and W. O. Russell,
county surveyor of Russell county, were
In town Monday. Mr. Sutton said the
members of the board would probably
make a requisition for three canoes and
three life preservers so that they could lo
cate the Irrigation plants without go much
danger of being drowned.
Hear the whoop from the Walnut val
ley lu the Kllorado Republican: Hard
times are busted lu Kansas. The re.-eut
rains und the excellent crop prospects
make the average Kunsan feel as though
he wus a millionaire, and he has Just
cause to feel so. Kansas Is going to raise
u big corn crop this year; fruit Is plenti
ful: alfalfa an 1 pi, Uric hay promise a. big
yield; theie wil be considerable wtiat.
oats and flax, business lu all lines H ii k
ing up and what else would the average
person, who bus lived In Kansas all his
life, desire to make him feel like a Van-
RETAIL GROCERS1 PICNIC,
It Xni Ihr tlrenlr.t lln-r (linn by Hie A-
nclntbm mid Mm Ai Undid b.r limit-
ind--'lhr Prise VMiuirr..
The third annual phnle of the retail
F?!oror of Kansas City has come nnl
gone. To say thai It was a success would
be only mildly stating It. It was n grand
success and coupls.l with Ihe maclilllcent
weather thoe attending had a most enjoy
able time. The party did not slnrl for
Washington park until nfternoon, but
from the time Ihe first of the crowd ar
rived at the imrk there was one round of
merriment and pleasure. Fully S.W) people
nfre on the ground. They strolled, boated,
swam and did numerous other things lo
while ana)- the time. Messrs. A. N,
Church. A. II. itonnd, F. taiuderhniieii nnd
.M. J. nldhatn composed the entertainment
committer and they left no slone unturned
to make their rursl have u good time.
At I o clock the Ritnte nnd athletic con
tests began nt ihe quarter mile track,
some rilMaii'" east or Ihe pavilion. The
ball game was the tltt thing on the pro
gramme. It was won In five innings by
the retail grocer clerk from Ihe wholesale
grocer clerk by n score of It to 4. The
prls.e wns ii ham to each member of the
winning team, us well as a twenty-live
liontid saik of flour.
The foot races cnine next. Oeorre Ten
nell won the grocers' quarter mile foot
race: Hen ,lohnon. second, and F.lmer
Philips, third. The prizes were one-half
cne Lion coffee and one butt Horseshoe
tobacco to the winner and one-third case
Lion coffee and one-sixth case I.lon cOITec
lo second and third man.
The grocers' clerks one-half mile race
was won by C. Ansetmtr.; John Johnson,
second, and O. L. A. White, third. Prizes:
Stetson hat, box of cigars and Gold Hand
The tug of war was awarded to the
commission house clerks after live min
utes' pulling. The prize was one-fourth
ijtieen or the Pantry lluor to each mem
ber of the winning team.
The fat men's race was won by Tony
lienkel; J. K. Hrown, second, and W. II,
Porter, third. Prizes were one barrel
Ileitis' vinegar to the winner, one case
Scotch onts and box of starch to the sec
ond best and a Premium ham nnd sack of
Diamond Hour to the third best.
The one-half mile free-for-all wns won by
H. Moore; Dick Moore, second, nnd .
J. Conway, third. Prizes: Rox Ibex soap,
one Mlsth toe hnm und one box of soap.
The sack race was won by J. lllrmlng
hnm; W. V. Olliuorc. second, and Charles
Ooevel. third. Prizes- One-half sack Dia
mond flour, one-fourth "Queen of the Pan
try" Hour and one box or oap.
The girls' race wa won by Dolly
Schwartz; K. It. Owens, second, nnd Katie
Murphy, third. Prizes: One-halt pall
cream candy, one-third pnll cream candy
and one-Ixth pall cream enndy.
W. G. Rurrls threw the hammer further
than anybody nnd received a honey cured
ham; W. J. Aiken received the second
prize, a side of Mistletoe bacon.
There was considerable excitement in Ihe
bean guessing contests. In .the large Jar
there were 3,S.w beans. S. W. Henderson,
of Twenty-ninth and .Main streets, guessed
3,S",2 and won the handsome delivery wagon
offered by Studrbak-r Hros. In tho small
Jar tested 1.017 beans. 15. K, Hartford, of
Hartford Hros , Kansas City, Kas., and
Llmer Phlpps. of Mltl Holmes street, this
city, each guessed the correct number, and
tho matter was referred to the arbitration
committee for settlement. The prize Is a
The bicycle slow race was won by Dick
Marsh: CHailes Hackney, second, and Mr.
Hopkins, third. Prizes, one case soap,
live pound can Price's baking powder and
one box Faultless starch.
The boys' bicycle race was won by Dick
Marsh: Mr. Schroder, second, and Arthur
Ferguson, third. Prizes, Gold Rand hnm,
side of honey cured bacon and a ball and
The graceful riding conlest for ladles In
bloomers was awarded to Miss Annie Full
er, who received a hat. Miss Cricket Davis
was awarded second prize, a silver plated
coffee pot and a pall of sweet pickles.
There were twenty-nine babies entered
for the baby phow. Alexander Rngan, Jr.,
the 3-months.old son or A. Itagnn and wire,
or 2"7 Central street, received llrst premi
um, n baby carriage. Kllzabeth Child, the
to-months-old daughter of Mrs. S. C.
Child, received the second prize, a piano
lamp. The third prize, a silver plated
coffee pot, was given to Annie Copley, Ihe
eight months old daughter or Mrs. W. C.
J. K. Jewell wns accorded the homeliest
retail grocer In the city by a very close
Vote and will receive a live pound sack or
coffee for the distinction. A. N. Church re
ceived the prize for being the most popular
retail grocer, a fifty pound can of Mocha
and Java coffee.
'Mrs. Dlmer Phlpps was voted the $20 silk
parasol for being the most popular gro
ceryman's wife, and Miss Daisy Glenn re
ceived a dozen parlor brooms for being the
handsomest womnn at the picnic.
In the evening the vast crowd of picnick
ers gathered about the temporary stage
and witnessed the performance by the four
Nelson sisters., after which they repaired
to the dancing pavilion and enjoyed the
waltzes and quadrilles until a late hour.
Mr. I,. A. Grltlln and Miss Florence Phut
were awarded the box ot toilet soap Tor
being the most graceful dancers.
AH persons who won prizes are requested
to see A. 11. Roand, 1730 Troost nv-nue, and
receive an order for their prize.
Attempted Sufc Knlilieri.
At 12:li Monday night, while .1. Kannly,
ii Pinkertnn detective, was passing the
store of Guernsev & Murray, wholesale
grocers, nt 1121 Main street, he heard n
sound of hammering within. He at once
notified Patrolman Dulf, who examined
the doors of the building and found a rear
door unlocked. Yesterdaw morning when
the store was opened for business it was
dlscovere-d that safo blowers had wrecked
the safo In nn attempt to effect an en
trance. Ilurglar tools were lying on the
lloor In front of the safe, where the safe
blowers had dropped them when disturbed
bv the olllcers. The only booty secured
was 10 from tho till.
At, I. OVi:it MlsSOl'ltl.
Jefferson City fairly swarms with tramps
The tires have been started In Turdy's
nine-eyed brick kiln.
Tarkio's ussessment was cut 4.1 per Cent
by the state board of equalization.
A colored teachers' institute has begun
a two weeks' session In Chllllcothe.
llutler is entertaining the district confer
ence of the Kpworth League this week.
Miss Ilertha Collins, of Turkto, sailed
from New York Saturday on a Huropean
One enterprising firm of building con
tractors at Tarklo has eighty-four men on
Its pay roll,
The Knights of Pythias memorial serv
ices at Sed.illa Sunday were very Im
Prosecuting Attorney Harrow secured
Jl.uSl In tines for Atchison county at the
recent tt-im of the circuit court.
Hlgglnsvlllii coal operators nre having a
better run this season than for a num
ber of years before at this period.
The Carrollton butcher who advertises
beef at I rents a pound Is the same one
who guarantees Ills pigs' feet to be "gen
Professor Hoffman, of Ilaton Rouge col
lege, Louisiana, has been elected to tho
chair of Germanic languages in the state
university at Columbia.
The annual encampment of the South,
west Veterans' Association, comprising the
counties of Hates, Henry, Vernon and St,
clalr, will be held at Appletun City Sep
tember 2 to 7,
Contractor Tullock tells the Jefferson
City people that Just as soon us the ma
terial now on the way from St. Louis ar
rives, work on the middle pier of the new
bridge will begin,
George F. Longuu. recently appointed
Judge of the new Pettis county circuit
court. Is u native of that e-ounly, 3i years
old, and generally considered well qu.il.
Hied for his new duties, He was prose,
cutlng attorney several yeais,
A new company has applied for a fran
chise to build mid operate a telephone ex
change and conduit system In Sedaila. The
proposed rate U ti for business houses
aud ll.W for residences. Nearly lOd sub.
serlhera have already been secured.
Sedulla Capital: It Is said the friends of
Hon, Willi mi Warner will urge him for
second place on the national Republican
ticket next year. -St. Joseph Herald. Well,
why not? McKlnley aud Warner on a
Republican platform covering in honest
words the currency and tariff questions
would be a daisy tkket.
Hamilton News Graphic; On last Thurs
day Kuiitas City uiiunimuusly voted In
favor ot parks, boulevards and municipal
ownership of water works, lly this unltea
action aud show of confidence, Kansas City
has done more to huve restored to her the
conlldence of the outside world than any
thing she has done for years. The News
Graphic extends congratulations and hopes
to see Kansas City grow und prosper as
she has never before. We have i.eier lost
conlldence lu Kansas City, and have always
believed that she would ultimately make
the gre-atest city In the West, and since
the vote of last Thursday our faith Is
stronger than ever, The faster and larger
Kansas City grows the better it Is for
every town und every farm within a radius
of at least 100 miles of that great and
growing city, for us she advances, so will
our town and farm land enhance in value,
therefore it stands us in hand to patronUe
the wholesale houses and stock yards of
that city instead of those of Chicago or
St. Le-uli, ,
fort Smith business men,
iiti:r.K i nit ntnr.fT i.M.MiMtA-
I ION 1 11 II KANSAS CITV.
Iti'sotutlnu. Adopted nnd Sent to the Of-
lli-hil. of Ihe Kansas lily, litis-
burg ,t Unit nnd the
" Knt J."
At n public mass meeting of the bus
iness men of l-'orl Smith, Atk., held Inst
Friday night, tesolutlnn were adopted
asking the Knlisn City, Pittsburg &
Otilf tnd the "Katy" roads to make
connections with their city. The spe
cific reason urged for this nctlon was
that the business men of that important
and growing city des'lre to have direct
communication with this city by rail.
The advantages of both cities by such
an arrangement nre set out and copies
of lite enmtnunirattmi sent to the of
ficers of the line to which the docu
ment Is addressed. A copy wns re
ceived In (his city yesterday nnd Is n
strung plea for the connection so much
desired by the people of bolh cities.
The document is us follows:
"lit accordance with the request of Mr.
Gentry, representative of the Kansas
City. Pittsburg & Cult railroad, we, the
business men of Fort Smith, In public
meeting assembled, represent that this
city, which In 1SS0 had only a little
upward of 3,000 population, but now has
upwards of lG.ooo. bus n larger Jobbing
business than any other city In our
state; that It lias sent out an average of
over twenty-live cnrloads of freight
every day, besides Incoming freight,
during tho past year; that Its manu
facturing nnd Jobbing business Is In
creasing rapidly, notwithstanding the
stringency of the times; Hint It Is the
center of n eonl Held extending seventy
live miles east, one hundred tulles west
nnd forty-live miles south: that In ad
dition to the five railroads now com
pleted, there nre eight others projected,
all having this city ns their objective
point; that according to olllclal tcports
there are twenty-live coal mines al
ready In operation In this county nlone,
to say nothing of those In Franklin,
Logan and Scott counties; that from
olllclal reports of the quartermaster
general ot the United States army, who
has tested the coals of the United States
and foreign countries, the coal ot this
country Is superior In heat making ca
pacity to any other In the world yet
tested'; that beginning twenty-live
miles south of this city is a belt of hard
wood and pine timber extending to Tex
as, which has no superior nn the
American continent; that the two tiers
of counties smith of the city, nnd be
tween here iilul Texarkana, have not
only co.il nnd timber, but Inexhaustible
beds ot manganese, magnetic Iron ore
and novactilltes which arc pronounced
the best In tho world, and which nre
sent nil over the world; an inexhaustible
cliff of slate, equal to the best known;
a large deposit of antimony, and four
kinds of mnrl, which fact say both
Professors Rranner and Hill, of the geo
logical survey, If properly utilized, will
be worth mote to Arkansas than all the
gold dug out of the earth has been
worth to California: that the agricul
tural capacity of these counties may be
estimated from the fact that besides
the sixtv or seventy thousand bales of
cotton handled in this city every yenr,
within the past three years tliere has
been a development of the Irish po
tato Industry which Is resulting In the
shipment of from twenty to fifty car
loads per day of the llrst crop, and it
Is estimated will result In the ship
ment of between live and eight hun
dred cm-loads dining the season, and
half as many nf the second crop. That
with a view of securing the advantages
of these vast resources, we will donate
terminal facilities, costing us at least
$7.i,noo, but which In our judgment will
he worth a million to n railroad com
pany, to the Kansas City. Pittsburg &
Gulf railroad, or the Missouri, Kansas ,t
Texas railroad, or to any other railroad
which will place this city at once on di
rect communication by a mnln lino with
these resources, and with Kansas City
within a reasonable time. Accordingly,
"Resolved, That a copy of this propo
sition lie sent to the president of each
of the above named railroads, as well
as to the 'Frisco railroad and to Drcxel.
Morgnn fc Co.
"UKORGH SBNOl-'L, Chairman."
Washington, June IS. The Interconti
nental railway commission, under whose
direction extensive surveys have recent
ly been made In Central and South
America for the puriose of ascertaining
tho feaslliilty of constructing a railroad
connecting tho systems of the
United States and .Mexico with those
of Southern Peru, Ilrazll, Chill and tho
Argentlno Republic, Is In receipt of In
formation showing that its researches
are already bearing fruit.
The Guatemala Central Railroad
Company, whose main line runs from
San Jose, on tho Paellle, to Guatemala
City, has determined to build that por
tion of tho Intercontinental system In
tended to traverse Guatemala, and has
put that determination Into practical
shape by actual construction, having
opened to trallii-. on April II last the
section extending from Santa Maria, on
the Guatemala Central, to Santu Lucia,
and Is continuing construction to Pa
tulul with the Intention of continuing
tho line northwestwardly to the Mexle-an
frontlet- and southwardly to the frontier
Tho Mexican Southern railroad la al
ready In operation lo Oaxaca, 400 miles
south of the City of Mexico, and will
soon closo tho Intervening gap between
that city and the Guatemala frontier,
Tho Mexican Southern and the Guate
mala Central will soon enable one to go
by tall from Washington to the center
of Salvador. In this latter republic Mr.
Scherzor Is at work constructing his
line, and It, taken In connection with
the railroads already existing In Nica
ragua, would enable traders to go by
mil from any city In the United States
to the proposed location of the Nic
Sleeting Called for Next Week.
Chicago, III., June 1S. A meeting of
the lines west of Ihe .Missouri liver has
been called for Juno il ut Denver. This
is the outcome of the mooting to-day
between the missionary committee of
the Western Lines Passenger Associa
tion and Receiver Rlstlne, of tho Col
orado Mtdlund, Mr, Rlstino, at the closo
of tho conference, announced that ho
was willing that the Colorado Midland
should become a member, If tho com
petlpg lines would do the same thing.
As a means of getting action with the
other Colorado lines. It was decided to
call tho Denver meet I us.
Western roads have by unanimous
consent added threo months In the re
turn limit of tourl3t tickets to points
in Moxlco. Heretofore the limit on these
tickets has been six months. The rate
sheets will be changed at onco to show
n nine months' limit.
Aititi:sr':n roil thki't.
A Woniau Accused ut Stealing 8I8S from
Hester Lucas was "rrested yesterday aft.
ernoon on the charge of grand larceny.
The arrest was made by Detectives O'Hare
and Nichols on a warrant 'trued from
Justice Spitz' court. She Is churged with
the theft of $16j from the house of Mrs.
Locke, at Main
and Sixteenth streets.
lllg rremluru for Saddle Horses.
Mexico. Mo., June 18. (Special.) The di
rectors of the Mexico fair nave decided to
offer H.00O In- premiums for saddle horses.
Iist ear tho association offered JSW for
this class of horses. It is expected the
liberal offers will bring out a large ex
llruilcst Itulu 111 Two Yearn.
Golden City, Mo.. June 18. (Special.) The
heaviest rulu In two years fell last night.
H was preceded by a stllf gale, but the,
datpaeo iu this vicinity wa slight. Crop
("-MUftita rUfi goad, ftjjUJ-UOly. coca.
I ' nuiui j
-U-J7 r,-ifr v '
in a- Atxy
Sip's stylish and pretty and passably
And wise. I nm told, as n sage;
She bright and viva. tons, extremely sa
gacious. And not of in uncertain age.
In every moirincnt for woman s Improie
ment . , ,
She takes quite ,i prominent part.
Hut never n lover to passion could move
Thls"girl with the ossified heart.
She thought il was really provoklnglr
Tha't folks for each other should yearn.
And as for those blisses, caresses anrt
klssps. , ,
No. thank you, not any In hern.
'Tw-rt renlly shocking to hear people talk
ing Of Cupid' love-maddening dart. . .
And said most emphatic they d wheels in
the attic, ,
This girl with the orslHcd heart.
Hut oh! for the notions and frigid emo
tions! , .,..
She soon wore the crown of a bride!
When next I beheld her a man much her
Was i-llnglng quite close lo her side.
Her feature were wealing u smile most
endearing , ,
I knew she was playing a part.
Her love was all gammon twas certainly
Had softened the oUJed heart.
New York World.
Steamer hats and hats for ue on long
railroad Journeys, and also worn alike by
elderly and by young women In Ihe moun
tains during the summer.tire of soft Alpine
shape banded around with threp rows ot
nariow ribbon. A large gros grain bow in
rront, with coq feathers or quills pointing
outward, nrown, Ian and black arc tho
colors most used. Harper's Hazar.
Dressing saque of white India silk with
collar and rallies of moiissellne de sole. 7
yards single width material.
Girls who go In for golllng like the golf
hat of black .Milan or of rice .straw mad
with a soft. low. full Scotch crown and a
slightly curled brim. A band surrounds th
crushed crown, though it Is scarcely visi
ble, and Just left or the trout Is ,i rosetto
holding quills or upright feathers, often
stiff coq plumes.
Subscriber "What is going to bo the pol
icy or the new magazine?"
Mr. Rluellnes (the editor) "We arc going
to adopt the Wellington policy."
Subscriber "The Wellington policy?
What Is that?"
Mr. lllucllnes "The annihilation ot Na
poleonic rule." Now York World,
Dick Singleton "Is your wlto a good
Penny Dictus "I guess she must he."
Dick Singleton "What makes you think
"She never goes Into the kitchen."
Rice cups: Wash one cup or rice, throw
It Into boiling wntcr, and boll rapidly thlrty
mlnutes; drain: put It into a doulde boiler
With one pint ot milk, and cook for thlrtv
minutes longer. Ilv this time It should be.
rather dry. Garnish the bottom of cus
tard cups with any small fruit, strawber
ries or raspberries: pack, the rice Into cups,
turn it out quickly and pour over a soft
It was a big dry goods store and the
clerks were busy. Consequently their usii
ally Indistinct utterances were positively
Incomprehensible, and their manner more
arrogant than ever.
"How much Is this ribbon?" demanded a
"Nlnteccntsynr," was the Intelligible re
ply. "I beg your pardon?" said the cus
"Nlnteccntsynr," repeated the clerk.
"I cannot understand you," protested the
"Nlutecentsynr." mumbled the clerk.
The customer looked a little daunted.
Then she recovered heiself.
"Ah, I understand," she said. "I see
that French, Spanish and German are
spoken here-. Hut 1 should like to be
waited on by one of the Kngllsh-speaklng
And tho clerk recovered her voice.
.Mrs. Rlggs "I wonder why It is that
none of the park pal!oo-iv;i, notice my chil
dren, when they are patting Mrs. Wnn's
on the head half :ho t'me."
Old tllggs (rapturously) "Ah, you nevr
saw Mrs. Ulna's nurse girl, did you?" New
iuiiv i, u, ,-a.
She had studied French. "Have you
any bon vlvaui this morning?"
lluteher "Honed what, mum?"
"Hou-vlvant. Why, that's French for
good liver!" Life.
"Don't you think the baby looks like
inc. dear?" asked the proud father.
y.e.e...,," teplled tho mother, cautious,
ly. "when It's getting ready to cry."
In the language of veils, only fresh faced
girls can afford to wear the plain, lllmy,
undotted tulle -that tor comfort Is the one
to be pteferred: yet on any but a tender,
peachy young face It seems to curiously
fetch shadows that look terribly llko wrin
kles; consequently, when a woman sees In
her ihandsbiss that her ephemeral girlish
ness of complexion Is slipping away from
her she begJus to buy dotted nets.
At llrst the tulle is very line and the dots
far apart. That's the sort of a yell a
woman affects on the days when sho looks
her best, discreetly resorting to a very
closely speckled affair on other days, when
her cheeks lark their accustomed color, or
there urc plaintive blue shadows under her
Germe.i Molded Cream.
Fricassee of Dried Hoof. Tosst.
Fried Egg I'jant, Tomato Sauce,
Sweet Rice Cups. Ciuturd Sauce.
Clear Tomato Soup.
Drolled Steuk, Potatoes.
Asparagus on Toast. Lettuce Salad.
Wafers. Fruit. Cheese.
He "Miss Kitty. I've heard that a kiss
without a mustache Is like au egg with
out salt. Is that so?"
She "Well, really, 1 don't know-I can't
tell for In all my life, I never"
He "Now. now, Miss Kitty."
.,,s,1ieT,iNi?ivpr,a,a n" ef without salt."
The woman who wishes to bo an attract.
Ive object this summer should remember
that coolness und repose are Incompatible
with athletics, and should decide early
which role she will choose.
A little girl lately asked her mother bow
to pronounce Caesar's famous laconic ut.
terance. "I really don't know what to telt
you." was the answer. "When I studied
Latin we said 'V'eni, vldl, vlci,' exactly as
It Is spelled. A few years later they began
to use what was culled tjie Continental pro.
nuuclatlon aud said 'Veene. veede. veeke
Now 1 fancy your colleglute sister would
tell us that It wus 'Weene, weede, weeke." "
Tho collegian was appeuled to accordingly
and announced; "No, there Is a later way
still. We say; 'Walnee, weedee, wechee
for the very fatest." As Lowell complained
in his old age. who can pretend to keen un
with the gibberish Into which the classics
are belns turned by modern teachers at
a i fUj-sjj
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